To close out the school year, the South Walton High School softball team challenged the faculty and staff to a spirited game of kickball.
The outlook appeared bleak for the educators, who found themselves down 6-0, but rallied to win 9-6.
Looking for summer activities for the children in grades kindergarten through 4th? The FIRST LEGO League Jr. Expo takes place on June 24, with several teams presenting their Creature Craze Challenge Model and Show Me poster to reviewers.
Striving for Perfection, under Yvette Torry, sponsors the event that is coordinated by Rick Soria.
Adults, particularly educators, interested in FIRST LEGO League for grades 4th through 8th may wish to look into the June 27-29 Robotic Coach Academy. It has a June 1 registration deadline.
For information about the coach academy and FIRST LEGO League Jr., visit fllnwf.org or contact the Doolittle Institute, 73 Eglin Parkway, N.E., Suite 112, 226-4383.
All of the seniors at Seacoast Collegiate High School completed the collegiate education model, earning both their Florida high school diplomas and their associate of arts degrees from Northwest Florida State College.
The senior class saw 57 percent carry a 4.0 or higher weighted GPA, with 20 of 35 seniors qualifying for Bright Futures scholarships.
The Alfonso Academy, a traditional dance studio that combines education for some of its troupe members, has scheduled the Soul to Sole 2017 Dance Concert on at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3 in the Linkside Exhibit Hall of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach.
The performance will showcase all the daytime and evening dance students.
The Kiwanis Club of Niceville-Valparaiso recognized outstanding K-Kids from the Edge Elementary School program.
Carly Riffle, Alyssa Early and Jessica Hill demonstrated outstanding performance of attitude for leadership and giving.
Signature projects of this K-Kids group included food collection for local families and trauma dolls for Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.
The Santa Rosa County 4-H program, in conjunction with Tropicana, held its annual 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest in May. Santa Rosa County saw 4,276 students from 15 schools participate.
County winners are listed from first place to honorable mention.
Fourth-grade: Jake Hutchinson, “My Momma has a Belly Bug”; Pasco Rowell, “Bumpy Speech”; Emma Jackson, “Like a Girl”; Jonah Smith, “Every Cloud has a Silver Lining.”
Fifth-grade: Cooper Carlock, “Terrorism Today”; Jada Savage, “Dreaming vs. Determination”; Ryan Welch, “September 26, 2016”; Mallory Hagan, “Foods Made by Mistake.”
Sixth-grade: Tymera Williams, “Women’s Rights Around the World”; Brandon Lewis, “Michael Jordan”; EmmaLee Pittman, “My Life with Headaches”; Rivers Lewis, “Family.”
Other Santa Rosa County participants included: fourth-graders Noelle Cover, Kate Jones, Olivia McCloskey, Layla McCullough and Kiley Samford; fifth-graders Jack Dendall, Nathan Hanners, Sydney Smith, Bailey Underwood and Jennabelle Womack;
and sixth-graders Kyrstin Dubose, Makayla Guilbeau, Jesalyn Salort and Catie Staudt.
Wrapping up some better-late-than-never news from Rocky Bayou Christian School, several students attended the Mu Alpha Theta competition held at Rutherford High School in Panama City in March.
The school’s Algebra I team took fifth with members Caden Thackeray, Maddie Athearn, James Cage and Johnny Linn. The pre-calculus team also took fifth with Parker Athearn, Francis Jiang and Adam Mistretta.
Also in March, the school sent a team to the Northwest Florida State College Math Bowl. Joshua Hofman placed fourth in the individual Y category, while Lauren Householder placed eighth. The team ranked fourth in the Y category.
It’s time for School Scoops to go on summer vacation — but not before wishing all of you a safe and fun break.